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Many students gathered in a auditorium
Students listening during or Welcome Session.
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Introduction Days

In your first days in Gothenburg, there will be lots to do and absorb. This page provides information about activities for newly arrived students that are held at the start of the semester. The University Welcome Programme, social activities arranged by student buddies and student associations. There is also quite a lot of administrative tasks you need to take care of as a new student.

Welcome Programme

The International Student Welcome Programme is held at the beginning of each semester. The programme of events and activities provides international students with practical information about the University and living in Gothenburg. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet other international students and Student Buddies from all over the world.

Welcome services, together with numerous student buddies, usually organize a pick-up service from Landvetter airport (GOT), the central station, and the ferry terminals. International students arriving on the specific Arrival Days can sign up for free pickup.

Spring semester 2021
A tentative plan is to arrange Arrival Day on 16 January 2021. More detailed information will be published here this autumn. 

We welcome our new international students to the University and to Gothenburg. Following a welcome speech, we introduce you to important University services and support functions, and current international students will share their experiences studying here. We hope you will leave the meeting feeling both welcome and better prepared for your studies ahead.

Welcome day spring semester 2021
Information will be published later this autumn.

The fair allows students to meet student union representatives, student associations as well as other exhibitors who will answer your questions and help you become familiar with the University and Gothenburg. 

Welcome fair spring semester 2021
Information will be published later this autumn.

Faculty organised welcome activities

The different faculties at the University also arrange activities for their students at the start of the semester. Here you will find information about your faculty’s welcome activities. Please note! The information will be updated for spring 2021, late autumn 2020.

Social events

The Student Buddies organise plenty of activities both at the start and throughout the semester in order to help international students settle in and meet fellow students. You can contact them if you need more information about student life in Gothenburg or if you want to know more about the different activities arranged for you.

Unimeet Gothenburg events

These events aim to welcome all new international students to the city of Gothenburg. They are designed to make you discover and experience the city while getting to know other students. Unimeet Gothenburg is a collaboration between the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers and the Trade and Industry Group at Göteborg & Co.